Friday, April 03, 2009

My College Buddy is Hitting the Big Time

I got an email from a college buddy today - he's been living in Boston for the last 20 or so years, doing well with his own residential renovation business, playing music on the side. His band, Santa Mamba is going to be opening for Los Lobos in June. Gary plays percussion. Check out this video from You Tube:

From a critic:

"For over 10 years, Santa Mamba has been igniting venues all along the East Coast with their spicy blend of Latin Jazz, hip-shaking salsa, driving rock n' roll guitar, swaggering bass funk and smooth merengue beats. Their energy and musicianship guarantee an entranced audience and a packed dance floor, as the band's sizzling world rhythms and fiery passion continue to attract new fans and surprise old ones."

If you like the music, you can download their latest album on iTunes.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Before you freak out...

Don't get all worked up over the ribbons in Revit when you see it. First, you can't turn them off, so you might as well deal with them. Second, I think if you'll give them a chance you'll see that a lot of thought was put into them. They "flow" very well. My first reaction to the ribbon when I saw it was predictable: "Oh, great. How do you turn them off?" And then after about an hour of working with them, I decided that I liked them better than the current Design Bar, Pull-down menu, toolbar combination.

Try it, you'll like it.

Ve haff vays of makink you cooperate. Und if you do not cooperate, punishment vill be svift und severe!